Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pasta in White Sauce


All our orders at Dominos, by default had a Pasta in White Sauce. It is our favorite. Its mild flavors make it delectable and light on the stomach. I have made Pasta in Red Sauce quite a few times and have been wanting to try my hand at Pasta in White Sauce.



After reading up a few recipes online and taking ideas from each, I created my own recipe and voila... I got a bowl full of Pasta in White Sauce ready for us to indulge in. It was yum! Maybe a little extra sauce could have been yummier. However, this is one dish, that is going to be repeated time and again at our home :)








Ingredients:

Pasta - 2 cups (I used Fusili)
Onion - 1 big (sliced/cubed)
Baby Corn - 4 nos (cut into one inch pieces)
Cauliflower - 10 to 12 (inch sized florets)
Turmeric powder - a pinchCapsicum - 1 big (sliced length-wise intho thin strips)
Cheese - 2 cubes (grated)
Pasta Mix Powder - 4 tsp
(else you may also use a mix of herbs such as basil leaves powder, thyme, rosemary powder)
Red Chilly Flakes - 2 tsp
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp

For the White Sauce

Milk - 1 cup
Corn Flour - 2 tsp
All Purpose Flour/Maida - 2 tsp

Method


  • Cook the pasta in water for about 15 minutes until they are soft on touch by a knife/fork. Drain out water and keep aside.
  • Par boil Cauliflower and Baby corn in a pot of water with a little bit of turmeric powder and salt. Drain out water and keep aside.
  • To one cup of milk, add the All Purpose Flour and Corn Flour and mix well, making sure there are no lumps. Keep this paste aside.
  • In a pan, heat oil, add sliced onions and saute till they turn golden brown.
  • Add the capsicum and mushrooms and saute for about 4-5 mins on medium flame.
  • Add the par boiled Cauliflower and Baby corn.




  • Sprinkle a bit of the Pasta Mix (or the mix of herbs), red chilly flakes and a pinch of salt and stir well.
  • Now add in the Milk-APF-Corn Flour mixture and half of the grated cheese and stir well.
  • Now, add in the cooked pasta and stir gently once again. Do not stir for too long, as the milk mixture would have begun to thicken by now.
  • Take off stove and garnish with the remaining grated cheese.
  • Serve hot!




Sending it to Zesty South Indian Kitchen's "Favorite Recipes Event: Pasta or Noodle Dishes"

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15 comments:

  1. Pasta looks super yum and love the step wise clicks!

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  2. Lakshmi KrishnaswamyJuly 31, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Sounds yummy & loved the recipe for the detailed steps:))

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  3. I kinda saute the all-purpose flour few seconds then add milk, no cornstarch. Turns out a good saucy consistency. But may be the corn flour made it thicker, otherwise you could have had the little extra sauce. Looks great, nevertheless!

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my posts. Appreciate them, Nandita :)

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    1. Intresting, will try that next time. Would love some additional white sauce. Thanks for dropping by :)

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  4. I too prefer pasta in white sauce over red sauce... Since I turned vegan I haven't had pasta... I feel like I could make some without the cheese but I know it will never taste the same...

    That second pic is really good...

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  5. Looks good. Some of the images are little bit blurred. Else, the impact would have been even better. :)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Sabyasachi. I agree, as I am just taking baby steps in food photography, I am still learning to get it perfect!

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  6. Delicious Pasta love when it has white sauce. Thanks for linking with Favorite recipes event: Pasta or Noodle dishes

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  7. Came here from the Pasta event - And a lovely recipe you have :) I havent really tried making white sauce this way though. I saute the flour in some fat always. Must try your method sometime :)

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